BlackBerry Priv available in India at the end of the month

BlackBerry Priv is available on the Indian market starting today. It is already available in North America, in some European countries and a few Asian nations. Now, you can add India to the list. The phone will be available for purchase starting January 30th.       If you are looking to buy the phone in India, you should know that you will be paying 62,990 INR (that’s around $900, ouch!). No news on where exactly the device will be available. As we all know, India is a large country, but soon we will find out which stores are selling the device.   Source: Inside BlackBerry  

Blackberry Priv available on T-Mobile starting today

Blackberry is finally releasing its Priv device to more US carriers and it will be available via T-Mobile, after it was a short-lived AT&T exclusive. Blackberry Priv is the company’s first Android-run device and it stays true to its design origins with a physical keyboard.       This is the basic device you all know from Blackberry and AT&T. Its spec list is comprised of the following: Snapdragon 808 processor 3GB of RAM Android 5.1 5.4-inch curved 1440p AMOLED display.   The device has some security optimizations and the slide-out portrait hardware keyboard. Some of us still want to feel physical buttons when we type.       The Priv has a spicy price on T Mobile, a price that you can spread into 24-monthly payments of $30 per month. Full price you get to pay is $719.99. You can either buy the device by paying upfront, or you can settle for monthly payments.   Source: T Mobile  

BlackBerry Priv stock multi-tasking interface can be enabled in Settings

BlackBerry Priv came and went and the Android world is still standing. But aside from a particular design and that physical keyboard that makes the smartphone, not much is great, especially for people who find the multi-tasking interface unsatisfying.       Now there is a solution to that problem thanks to Redditors. You can change the multi-tasking interface back to to the stock interface because you can use a hidden setting option. In order to change the interface, all you have to do is go to Settings → Display → Recent and choose the Rolodex option to get to the desired multi-tasking view. Problem solved!   Source: XDA Forums

Blackberry Priv teaser video shows up online!

If yesterday Blackberry Priv opened its pre-registration option, today we can show you the official intro video for this Android smartphone from the Canadian company. The company has decided to give its meta-phone another shot and now it even started to promote it!     The new Blackberry Priv video shows some usual Android-working stuff but the focus remains on the Blackberry Hub and the physical keyboard. You can complete words as simple as moving a touchpad because the keypad has a touchpad function.   The Priv is close to release as speculation puts deliveries for pre-registration at about a month’s distance. The newest Blackberry device is said to sport a 5.4” QHD display with curved edges, a Snapdragon 808 processor plus an 18MP camera, all powered by a 3,410 mAh battery. It will come out running on Android 5.1.1.   The company is also making its security patches and software a point in this smartphone because, as they put it, you’re not buying just an Android device. Privacy and security are differentiating aspects in this device from all the other ones out there, so you will be able to use a suite of Blackberry-specific communication apps, a DTEK security warning system and future support.   Still no details regarding the official release yet, but we remain hopeful that Blackberry Priv will get an official launch date in the days to come.   Source: Blackberry

Blackberry Priv pre-registration open – new details revealed

Blackberry Priv is getting closer and closer to us and, in consequence, we can now start to officially speak about it. The Canadian company producing the smartphone just opened the pre-registration for this Android-powered slide phone. This could be seen as an attempt at drawing interest before launch or it could just show self-confidence from the company’s part.     If you choose to pre-register, you will officially be the first to receive information regarding the launch and availability of this “revolutionary” device. The pre-registration page also offers some new info, some new spec details even, regarding Blackberry Priv. According to this official source, the Priv will have a 5.4” display with a dual-curved screen – think Galaxy S6 Edge.       The device is powered by a 3410 mAh battery. Details place the camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, which is a popular piece of hardware used in Kodak and Samsung digital cameras. The spec details also mentions every good audio quality so we can only hope for great speakers.   There is no news regarding an official launch date for Blackberry Priv yet, but that is coming soon and we will let you know as soon as we find out.   Source: Blackberry

Blackberry Priv shows up and tries to mesmerize us with its melange of Android and Blackberry 10

Blackberry Priv was recently spotted in all of its splendor and it is trying to sell itself as an Android device. The device was first announced in March, when the company was trying to promise an Android device with a slider. Now, after a turbulent period of financial crisis, Blackberry is ready to launch a new device.     Here comes Blackberry Priv, a device meant to protect customers’ privacy AND maintain the company’s heritage. This device is supposed to combine Blackberry security and productivity with a large mobile application ecosystem like Android.   This smartphone is supposed to help revenue growth by the end of 2015, but Blackberry is not giving up on its own operating system which will get an update to version 10.3.3 in March 2016. More details regarding the Blackberry Priv will be revealed in the coming weeks and its launch will happen sometime this year.   The possible spec list includes a 5.4-inch 1440 x 2560p curved edge screen and under the hood you will find a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus a microSD slot and a 18MP primary camera with a 5MP front snapper. Source: TheVerge